Influenced by his father, who served 30 years on the Montreal police force,
Jean-Guy Dagenais worked as a peace officer from 1972 to 2011 at the Sûreté du
Québec. He held various positions, including patrolman, investigator, team
leader, and education relations officer with schools. He also worked in the
communications division and the VIP Security service.
His involvement with the Association des policières et policiers provinciaux
du Québec started in 1984. He served successively as delegate, regional director
and finance vice-president. He was elected president in 2004.
Mr. Dagenais has been a guest speaker at the congress of the Fédération
québécoise des municipalités and has participated in many public security
committees. He has also been a board member of both the École nationale de
police and the Canadian Police Association. He was made Officer of the Order of
Merit of the Police Forces, which rewards citizens who have marked the evolution
of Quebec or enabled its influence in diverse fields.
Mr. Dagenais ran as the Conservative candidate in the electoral district of
Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot in the 2011 general election.
He has been married to Danielle Comeau for more than 35 years.